1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. - John 1:1-2
We turn the corner from prophecy to gospel, although John’s account of the birth narrative is prophetic in nature. So we start here and John starts with a profound understanding of who Jesus is. A concept that would rock the religious world. Jesus is God. Not just now but from the beginning. It is one of the most discussed theological principles and one of the hardest to grasp but central to our understanding of the power of presence of Christ. The Trinity. Father. Son. Holy Spirit. All one. Jesus is God the divine and he is Jesus the human. At the same time. Exhibiting both character traits together. He was fully human, without sin, and fully divine. It’s incomprehensible to the human mind but part of the uniqueness that makes him who he is. It is the mystery that makes Jesus the Messiah. It is the miracle that God performed for each of us. Jesus is fully God with us, fully understands us, and can fully reconcile us to the King of Kings. Glory to the King!
Heavenly Father, Jesus the Messiah, holy one from above, come to us in the glory of your divinity and the simplicity of your humanity. Be with us, do a work in us, show forth your glory through us. May your kingdom come and your will be done. In the precious and powerful name of Jesus’ we pray. Amen.